Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
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I feel you want to "run away." But I urge you to seriously get away a few minutes at a time. What I find many people doing is, burning themselves out, by not enjoying life while they can.
Is a 42 foot yacht nice? HELL YEAH... is my 22 footer fun, HELL YEAH. Best part is, I am less than 1 hour from the boat all summer long. I still work 8 to 4, and run to the lake after work, and sail until 10-11pm. I get great night sails in, nobody on the water, and still have a helluva lotta fun.
The intention is to charter bigger at times, vacation on my boat.
But one other thing you didn't mention... do you have any experience sailing? Your wife?
You may find the wife doesn't like the whole sailing thing! then what? Just saying... not like it's ever happened.
At 40, I am just now starting to realize the WAY I have been living has been completely wrong, and my new wife and I have a want to LIVE LIFE NOW, not BIG, but FUN. So far we've done this, and we are trying to get our kids to understand life is FUN, and a LEARNING experience.
LEARN to sail. Sail small/cheap at first. Get the wife hooked. If you have no experience, then get education! ASA classes are HIGHLY recommended. I've been sailing for 30 years, and I am seriously considering classes. I am not above LEARNing more stuff from others who've already done it. I also want my wife to take the classes. The theory is, learning, is loving.
Keep us posted on your progress, and ask us all questions on how we did it, any better, why.
PS: VERY LARGE welcome aboard to our insanity.